Anyway, just thought I would share that bit of progress and a couple of pictures.
Here, he is resisting the bit just a touch. I tie their head around to teach them to be supple and give to the bit. It is not a solid tie and they can get loose if something happens but it takes a fair amount of pulling. That way it frees up some of my time to work with other horses or do chores while he learns. You have to know exactly how long to leave the rein, too short and he will learn to brace, too long and he won't learn to give.
Here, I knew it was time to tie to the other side cause he was just standing with his head to the side and the rein hanging. When he would move, he would turn in circles without pulling the rein tight.
So, on to the other side. A bit of resistance due to confusion but he figured it out quickly.
I am so glad that I bought that shorter cinch. It is way too small for Dobe but it is nearly too long for him.
Anyway, back out to check on him and do some more work.